His side of the story. Steven Avery, the subject of Netflix's Making a Murderer, is speaking out in a new special with Dr. Phil McGraw. It is the first time that the convicted murderer, 54, has spoken out in a broadcast interview.
Avery called his fiancée, Las Vegas legal secretary Lynn Hartman, from prison for the segment, according to a press release. As previously reported, the couple recently got engaged after eight months of knowing each other. They met face-to-face for the first time last week.
"I haven’t been in love my whole life. It’s not the same as the others. Everything is all different with her," Avery told McGraw. "I want to wait [to marry] until I’m out and I don’t think that’ll be too long; right around the corner."
As previously reported, Avery has been behind bars at the Waupun Correctional Institute in Waupun, Wisconsin, since 2007. He was sentenced to life without parole for killing photographer Teresa Halbach but continues to maintain his innocence.
Avery's nephew Brendan Dassey, 26, was also sentenced to life for allegedly helping his uncle in the killing. His conviction was overturned last month.
Avery hopes that the same will happen for him — and that Brad Pitt will someday play him in a movie about his life. He told McGraw: "The truth is coming out, and sooner or later all the truth will come out."
Avery's two-part interview will air on CBS on Monday, October 3, and Tuesday, October 4.